With the aim of promoting Mongolia’s nomadic culture to the world, raising awareness of the contribution of nomads to the world history, and promoting intercultural dialogue, the initiative of “UNESCO Collection on History of Nomadic Civilizations” was issued to be present to the world.
This initiative is intended to be implemented under the auspices of UNESCO with the engagement and support of the Member States. Under this initiative, six volumes of academic works are planned to be developed and published. The first volume will be titled as “Nomads of the Mongolian Steppes: The Homeland of Nomadic Empires”, and this information was presented each Member States. Each volume will be developed with the contribution of an academic committee, focusing their work on the regional historic particularity of the nomadic civilization based on archaeological and historical evidence, as well as ethnographic sources.
The draft resolution was presented for discussion and was adopted on 16 November 2023, during the 42nd Session of the UNESCO General Conference. During the discussion, member states such as Norway, Kenya, People’s Republic of China, India, Russian Federation, Thailand, Ivory Coast, and Uganda made interventions to acknowledge the initiative and expressed their strong interest in taking part in the collection, involving their scientific and academic experts. The draft resolution was co-sponsored and supported by member states such as Afghanistan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, France, Libya, and Russian Federation.